It’s sometimes nice to have a small, fun project to do in between quilts. This pattern checks all of the boxes; it is small but expandable, extremely versatile, easy, and can be customized to incorporate numerous techniques. It can be used to make wonderful seasonal table decor from a single fabric line, or scraps can be used to create a collage of color. You can incorporate fussy cutting, and can use multiple quilting styles; there are open spaces which can handle large quilted patterns, as well as sections where “stitch in the ditch” works beautifully. The pattern as written is for 2 placemats, a table runner and a hot pad, but napkins can be added, with embellishment such as pin tucks and/or decorative stitching, and it is simple to add more placemats to accommodate larger tables. The pattern as written is easy, but there are tweaks that can make it even more efficient and allow for more accurate piecing.
This project as written is appropriate for a beginner, but the possible customizations make it an enjoyable piece for a seasoned quilter as well.
The instructor will be working along with the class, using Northcott's “Father Christmas” fabric line, available from Old Country Store Fabrics. Two 3 hour classes, 3 weeks apart, are scheduled. The first, on October 24th, will focus on piecing and the second, on November 14th, on quilting, with napkins done whenever time permits. Using the link below will register you for both sessions.
The pattern is taken from the book "PRECUT TABLE RUNNERS & TOPPERS," which is available on Amazon. A list of required supplies (fabric requirements, notions, etc.) will be sent with your registration confirmation email.
This class will be held in Classroom 2.